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characid:

see characincharacin
or characid
, common name for members of the Characidae, a large and diverse family comprising 700 species of freshwater fishes. The characins are related to the carp and the catfish. They are found in Africa and in tropical America, especially in the Amazon.
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The osteology of Brycon meeki, a generalized characid fish, with an osteological definition of the family.
19, photos only) "Characid 1 and Characid 2 lower Station 9" (aquarium); (according to photos, probably only one species).
13); (14); (26) similarly observed relatively lower values of condition factors for large sizes of fish, while relatively higher values of condition factors for rather small sized fish in Brycinus nurse, characid and tilapia fish species, respectively.
Evidence for dispersal of fig seeds by the fruit-eating characid fish Brycon quatemalensis Regan in a Costa Rican tropical rain forest.
The Cheirodontinae, a subfamily of minute characid fish of South America.
The effects of selenium on oxidative stress biomarkers in the freshwater characid fish matrinxa (Brycon cephalus) (Gunther, 1869) exposed to organophosphate insecticide Folisuper 600 BR (methyl parathion).
1983): Seven new acestrorhynchin characid species (Osteichthyes, Ostariophysi, Characiformes) with comments on the systematics of the group.
It has been postulated that in some cave-dwelling populations of the Mexican characid fish Astyanax fasciatus the daily feeding cycle is determined by the daily rhythm of activity of bat populations living in the same caves.
For example, the characid (Characidae) Astyanax fasciatus (Cuvier) is a common fish that feeds on algae (diatoms and filamentous greens and blue-greens), detritus, seeds, and terrestrial and aquatic insects (Burcham 1988, Bussing 1994; C.
Others, such as the characid scale-eaters Roeboides myersi and Roeboides cf.